Architecture & Engineering

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Architecture and Engineering Firms. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to partner firms, project developers, and design. To find your local design services specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. We have developed our Design Resources Guide, but you can also access more reports at in our Market Research Library under the Services section.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
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  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.


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October 29-30

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Detailed Event Information For Clean Energy Expo China - 2013 Detailed Event Information For Clean Energy Expo China - 2013
Clean Energy Expo China - 2013 -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Technologies, Pollution Control Eq., Renewable Energy Eq.
Location/Date: Beijing, China 07/03/2013 - 07/05/2013
Event Summary:
Recently China's clean energy industry has rapidly expanded. As of 2010, China's installed hydropower capacity was 216GW, and total grid connected wind power was 29.58GW, accounting for about 22%, and 3% of China's total installed capacity respectively. Meanwhile, China has become the world`s most important wind, solar and other clean energy generation equipment manufacturing nation and is making a great contribution to the development of clean energy worldwide. Clean Energy Expo China (CEEC) is uniquely positioned as the only cross-sector Trade Fair and Conference in China showcasing the entire clean energy portfolio under one roof. Since 2008, this is the place where government and key industry decision makers converge to network and do business in China. In addition to a high-profile conference, dedicated sub-shows for selected product segments create the necessary focus on the products and technologies that matter for you. Clean Energy Expo China incorporates: Wind Power China Solar Thermal China CIPV Expo China eMobility China Bio-energy China GridTec China From July 3–5, 2013, Clean Energy Expo China (CEEC) will be held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing organized by the China Electricity Council, Koelnmesse,The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and CCPIT Beijing. Position your company in this unique trading and knowledge-sharing platform for the clean energy industry. Ensure that your brand and your sector is represented and stakes its claim in the energy mix of the future!

Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Nyamusi Igambi, Kansas City
Phone: 816-842-0812
Hongying Cai, Beijing
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (86-10) 8531 3556
Darrin Stern, Koelnmesse Inc.

Phone: 773-326-9925
Mathias Kuepper, Koenmesse Inc.

Phone: 011-8610-6590-7766x730
Elizabeth Shieh, Ho Chi Minh City
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: 84-8-3520-4652
Andrew Billard, Jakarta
Commercial Officer
Phone: (62) 21-5262850 Ext 3003